Pucked Over (Pucked #3) – Helena Hunting

three stars black
Genre: Romance 
Pages: 350
Release Date: January 22, 2016

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing at all.

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

Casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to gets pucked over.

I’ve decided that I will not be continuing with the Pucked companion series. After reading the first and third novel, I’ve realized Hunting’s characters within this series are not for me.

A quick disclaimer before proceeding with my review: I did not read the second book, Pucked Up, because did not like the way Miller Butterson was portrayed in the first novel. I found him to be annoying and immature, so I skipped to the third novel since it had a vastly better star rating on Goodreads (3.97 vs. 4.32).

What I disliked most about this novel was how annoying and extra the main character, Lily could be. She would often overreact and blow things out of proportion, especially at the beginning of the novel. The reason I rated the novel three stars instead of two was because Lily wasn’t as annoying after the halfway point of the novel.

Pucked Over, like its predecessor, is sexually explicit. So if you don’t like sex in your novels, this series is not for you. Lily and Randy’s chemistry isn’t up to par with what I expect from Hunting. The prologue is a quick rundown of the events leading up to Pucked Over and does not establish any chemistry between the main characters. The novel as a whole would have been better served had Hunting took the time to write a few chapters detailing the events then skipped ahead a few months.

A personal gripe I had with Pucked Over is that the main character from Pucked, Violet, shows up and she’s just as annoying as she was in her novel. I didn’t find it funny or endearing. Instead, it’s annoying and childish.

Overall, the Pucked series is not for me. Its main characters are too annoying and childish to take seriously in this sex filled series. I would recommend Hunting’s Shacking Up companion series over Pucked any day.


Have you read Pucked Over? What did you think?

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